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About Us - Talking Books - Playaways Audio Books

Playaway is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player. About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing only 2 ounces, it comes preloaded with an entire audio book. The Playaway was designed to provide simple and immediate access to content, the simplicity behind the product (just plug in headphones and press play), and an automatic bookmark when powered down. A 3 mm stereo jack provides output to earphones. Power is provided by a changeable 1.5V AAA cell, allowing it to operate approximately 20 hours before battery depletion.

These Playaways are loaned to readers in good standing with the NHSL Talking Book Services. Because of the limited collection, we lend only two Playaways at one time to a borrower.

Playaways are sent by mail as Free Matter in special mailing containers, with extra rubber bands to secure them. If you need assistance opening or closing the containers, please call the library at 1-800-491-4200 during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Playaways are loaned for two weeks, door-to-door. The address card shows the shipping date at the upper left. Turn the address card over and put it back in the plastic sleeve on the container in order to return the Playaway - the same method used to return the Talking Books.

Please allow adequate mailing time when you return a Playaway, and be sure to put at least two rubber bands around the mailing container.

Funding for these Playaways has come in part from the generosity of our readers, their friends, and their families.

Revised August 2009


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